In this clinic, a battery of
neuropsychological tests is used to help with diagnosis of memory concerns and
depression, distinguish memory problems associated with dementia from normal ageing memory decline and mild
cognitive impairment (MCI), which is pre-dementia state. Further tests, such as
brain scan and blood tests might be required.
Depression is very common in older adults, especially in patients with dementia. Serious underlying depression, apart from mood changes, can lead to impaired mental function, and erroneously mistaken for dementia. Proper treatment can result in striking improvement in both mood and memory.
Although Alzheimer's dementia is the commonest type of dementia, there are many other types. Treatment options will be discussed and will be different for every patient.
In summary, this Hastings based dementia services clinic, might benefit:
Geriatric Assessment Service, Hastings. East Sussex : Tel: 07786 545738 : Fax : 01424 758132 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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